Tallmadge City Schools teacher,
volunteer, great-grandmother

JoAnn Chaffin Martin (nee Beerbower), 83, died Oct. 29, 2012.

Born in Hicksville, Mrs. Martin lived in the Akron-Tallmadge area since 1960. She was a graduate of Ohio University where she earned a bachelor's degree in education. She was employed as a home economics teacher by the Tallmadge City Schools for 32 years before retiring in 1991. Mrs. Martin was an active volunteer in the Juvenile Court, TTA, Akron Food Bank and Open M Ministries, and taught Vacation Bible School. She was a member of Phi Bet Phi Sorority, Esther Circle, The Summit County Children's Board and The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by husbands, Wayne Chaffin and Ray Martin. She is survived by daughters, Deb Chaffin of Mansfield, Becky (Don) Mackey of Tallmadge, Sallie (Pat) Benedict of Utah; son, Bob (Vicki) Chaffin of Akron; sister, Martha Greene of Hicksville; grandchildren, Krysta Bratt, Aimee (Matt) Judy, Bethany (Sam) Lease, Brett Vermillion, Jenny (Ryan) Finchem, Sarah Benedict, Christina (Dan) Triplett, Robert Butler; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Open M Ministries, 941 Princeton St., Akron 44311.

Donovan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.